Sardinian Dinner - Last Thursdays, May 3013
For our Last Thursday dinner in May, we turn to Sicily's neighboring island, Sardinia. Giuseppe has partnered with Buon Gusto to bring you a mouthwatering menu that exemplifies Sardinian cooking.
The five course menu begins with a selection of Sardinian cheeses and pane casarau, which is a crispy, unleavened bread. It includes malloreddus, which are a Sardinian pasta, with a pork and sausage ragu'; a seafood stew with mussels, clams, branzino, and fregola sarda (a Sardinian couscous) in a saffron broth; and myrtle-roasted sucling pig. The meal ends on a sweet and salty note, with seadas, which are fritters filled with fiore sardo cheese and drizzled with a traditional bitter honey.
The entire menu, which includes wine pairings, is available at a special price of $75 on Thursday, May 30, 2013, and throughout the weekend. On the weekend it is also available a la carte.
Posted 05/26/13 - Share this entry
Telegraph Celebrating National Escargot Day
Snails are one of Chef Anderes' favorite, and we're excited to participate in National Escargot Day on Friday, May 24th! We'll be offering the following dishes starting Thursday the 23rd.
Grilled swordfish, smoked patty pan squash, petit snail ramp vinaigrette
Scotch snaiil, edwards ham sausage, sauce remoulade, pickled radicchio
Nettle spaghetti, leeks, horseradish, white wine poached egg
Pictures are available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.542837782424691.1073741829.199620300079776&type=1
All of these dishes will go on our regular menu for the weekend. Our sister restaurant, Reno, will also be participating and serving mushroom snail duxelle pizza, housemade cheddar ricotta, and French ham.
Posted 05/22/13 - Share this entry
Chef Carrie is Cooking at the Taste of Chicago!
NAHA is proud to announce that this year Chef Carrie will be participating in the 33rd annual Taste of Chicago in picturesque Grant Park on Chicago's lakefront! At this year’s Taste, Carrie will be a Celebrity Chef du Jour on July 11. Joining other notable Chicago chefs Paul Kahan, Rick Bayless, Gale Gand and the Hearty Boys, and Giuseppe Tentori while they prepare three-course meals served in an air-conditioned tent in the heart of the action.
The Taste of Chicago runs from July 10-14th and features some of the best and brightest in Chicago's restaurants, and will host award-winning musical acts including Robert Plant, Jill Scott, and fun.
Tickets are $40 and will go on sale on Wednesday May 15th. For details and updates, visit the event website, the Taste's facebook page and follow on Twitter at @TasteofChi2013, using hashtag #TasteofChi
Posted 05/13/13 - Share this entry
Olive Oil Dinner
For the next dinner in our ongoing Last Thursdays events, Giuseppe has teamed up with Karen Rose of City Olive in Roscoe Village and Edgewater for an Olive Oil Dinner on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Karen has paired exquisite olive oils to each of the five courses in this menu that begins with a surprising delicious olive oil cocktail and ends with a decadent chocolate olive oil cake.
Dinner is $50 per person, excluding tax and tip. Wine pairings are available.
The menu is offered at a special price on Thursday, and will be available a la carte throughout the weekend.
Last Thursday of the month
Posted 04/24/13 - Share this entry
Big Jones to host Trash Fish Dinner with Chefs Collaborative, featuring the best seafood you’ve never tried
On Monday, May 20, executive chef Paul Fehribach in conjunction with Chefs Collaborative will be joined by nine of Chicago’s premier chefs to present a Trash Fish Dinner at Big Jones. The event benefits Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs working to make sustainable practices second nature in restaurant kitchens. The dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by an eight-course, family-style dinner at 7 p.m. Seafood for the evening will be provided by event sponsor Fortune Fish and Gourmet. The cost of the dinner is $125 per person, inclusive of tax, gratuity and alcohol. Tickets are required and can be purchased by calling 617-236-5200 or online at chefscollaborative.org/events.
The featured chefs will showcase lesser-known fish species in each course, like dogfish, smelt, speckled trout and triggerfish. These sustainable fish, often known as “trash fish,” have traditionally been left off the menu by chefs, discarded by fishermen as bycatch, and are virtually unknown to the general public.
The Trash Fish Dinner chef lineup is as follows:
Hosted by chef Paul Fehribach – Big Jones
Erling Wu-Bower – Avec
Paul Kahan - Blackbird
Bruce Sherman - North Pond
Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris - Prairie Grass Café
Laura Piper - Trattoria No. 10
Michael and Patrick Sheerin - Trenchermen
Paul Virant – Vie; Perennial Virant
The Trash Fish Dinner sponsors are as follows:
American Harvest Organic Spirit
Environmental Defense Fund
Fortune Fish and Gourmet
Monterey Bay Aquarium and Seafood Watch
Posted 04/22/13 - Share this entry
Kentucky Derby Crawl: Old Town Social
You don’t need to be at Churchill Downs to enjoy the Kentucky Derby in all its rip-roaring glory! Join the action-packed Derby Day Crawl, starting at Chicago’s favorite sporting parlor, Old Town Social, and continuing on to RM Champagne Salon on Saturday, May 4th. Whether you’re throwing back handcrafted Mint Juleps and Pimm’s Cups, noshing on our signature brunch specials, or watching your favorite thoroughbred cross the finish line, there’s fun for everyone at this on-the-move celebration! With 23 flat-screen plasma TVs strategically placed throughout the restaurant, you won’t miss a second of the race day action.
Come flaunting your Derby best on race day as the Jockey's Jackpot will be awarded to best seersucker and best hat, with many additional opportunities throughout the day to win prizes. In honor of America’s longest-running annual sporting event, Chef Jared Van Camp will be cooking up delicious Kentucky-inspired race day specials. At 6pm, busses will pick up the party and head across town where the festivities will continue at RM, one of the most beautiful urban patios in the city. Doors open at 10:30am.
For more information on OTS’ Derby Day please visit www.oldtownsocial.com or contact the restaurant at 312.266.2277.
Posted 04/08/13 - Share this entry
Thienot Wine Dinner
We are pleased to announce an incredible four course dinner with five delicious Champagnes from one of our favorite houses, Champagne Thienot, with Garance Thienot in attendance.
The event will be on the evening of Tuesday April 23rd, cost is $175 per person (tax & gratuity included) with Chef Carrie Nahabedian creating a beautiful menu using delicious, fresh Spring ingredients!
Space is very limited with advance booking and payment required.
For reservations or additional inquiries, please phone Naha at 312-321-6242 and ask for Lisa Smith.
It's going to be a fantastic evening, we look forward to seeing you!
Posted 03/29/13 - Share this entry
Still Going Strong! Indonesian & Dutch Pop Up
We just wanted to remind everyone Vincent restaurant is still hosting Rijsttafel. Our one year anniversary is coming up and every month gets better and better. If you're unfamiliar with Rijsttafelit is some 400 years in the making and consists of of Old World delicacies, brought to life and executed to perfection. When the Dutch colonized Indonesia this culinary marriage emerged and is exclusively served in Chicago at Vincent restaurant the first Sunday of every month.Whether you've been with us previously or a first-time adventurous meal-seeker, you will be thrilled with what will be presented to you. Our pop up feast is prepared by Chris Reed and Jane Reed of The Rice Table. This is a ticket event and can be purchased online at thericetable.com or the day of at Vincent. Our next feast will be Sunday, April 7th, 5:30PM-8PM.
The first Sunday of every month
Posted 03/15/13 - Share this entry
Big Jones hosts a Piggybank Dinner benefit for Southern Foodways Alliance with Matt Lee and Ted Lee
April 18 we are proud to host a special Piggybank Dinner to benefit The Southern Foodways Alliance with James Beard Award-winning authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee in celebration of their awesome new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen.
The Lee Brothers will be siging their new cookbook as executive chef Paul Fehribach prepares a multicourse tasting menu featuring recipes from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen and a few Lee Bros. classics from their earlier books.
There is a cocktail reception and book signing at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. In keeping with Southern Foodways Alliance's traditional seating at events, seating will be communal, however the dinner will be plated.
April 18, 2013
6:00 Cocktail Reception and Book Signing
Kumquat Champagne Sparklers
Rock & Rye Cocktails
Collard Green Tea Sandwiches on Sally Lunn
Shad Roe Spread on Buttered Toast
Henry’s Cheese Spread on Savory Benne Wafers
Peanut and Oyster Stew
Pickled Shrimp with Fennel Nestled in Butter Lettuce
Smothered Pork Chop with Hoppin’ John and Brussels Sprouts with Benne and Bacon
Grapefruit Chess Pie
Syllabub and Macaroons for the Table
Paired wines TBA
$100 per person
50% of ticket price benefits Southern Foodways Alliance
Posted 03/14/13 - Share this entry
Pop Up Rijsttafel at Vincent
Vincent is hosting their friends from The Rice Table this coming Sunday, March 3rd. Rijsttafel, the native cuisine of Indonesia that the Dutch discovered when expanding their empire. Hundreds of years in the making, the Rijsttafel consists of a bounty of Old World delicacies, brought to life and executed to stunning perfection. Whether you've been with us at previous dinners or are simply some adventurous meal-seeker - you will be thrilled with what will be served on a plate to you. Chef Chris Reed has compiled of some of our fan favorite dishes, so we know this will be a crowd pleasing event. Make your reservations early for this delectable culinary experience. This is a ticketed event. they can be purchased at www.thericetable.com. You may also call Vincent and pay the day of the event.
the first Sunday of every month
Posted 03/01/13 - Share this entry